Blue Jays AL East Recap: Orioles and Red Sox keep hitting
By Samuel Bruce
Despite positives, Rays fall behind
Tampa Bay Rays: 16-19
Tampa Bay got a masterful start form Matt Andriese and Brandon Guyer contined to rake, yet the Rays managed to fall behind their opponents this week.
The rest of the Rays starting rotation looked weak despite Andriese’s gem, which continues to be Tamps Bay’s big problem. Despite offensive productivity, their rotation got them into trouble as the Rays saw a four-game win streak melt into a four-game losing streak.
The injury bug hit hard too, as Logan Forsythe landed on the disabled list late last week. The Rays were able to produce runs without him, but he is a key part of the team’s offence.
Given their offensive inconsistencies, losing him will only make them more inconsistent. The Rays will look to right the ship against division foes the Blue Jays to start off week seven followed by a three-game set against the Tigers.
The Rays suffered from missed opportunities this week, coming close, but never quite pulling through. They need their rotation to balance out and for their offence to stay steady, if they do, they are a force to be reckoned with.
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